Helen Shanks

Posted 2/25/22

Helen L. Shanks, 90, of Forsyth, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 3:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Lincolnshire Memory Care after a brief illness.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, …

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Helen Shanks

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Helen L. Shanks, 90, of Forsyth, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 3:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Lincolnshire Memory Care after a brief illness.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial is in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.  

Mrs. Shanks was born July 18, 1929, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Ralph and Lola Matheny. She married Richard A. Shanks on Nov. 14, 1947, in Paris, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1988.

She and her husband had four children: Dixie (deceased), Rory (Lynn) of Paris, Valerie of Forsyth, and Lesa (deceased); she had five grandchildren, Lisa (David) Dunn, Hope (Yancy) Clark, Cory (Kimberly) Shanks, Kari (Eric) Williams and Michael Huddleston; six great-grandchildren, Adam (Paulette) Shanks, Dylan, Jasmine, and Victoria Shanks, Brady and Drew Becker, and Kelsea Williams; and two great-great-grandsons, Liam and Finley Shanks.

Mrs. Shanks enjoyed being a member of Paris Christian Church until her health declined and she went to live with her daughter Valerie in Forsyth. She enjoyed being around pets and living with Valerie was more than she bargained for.

Memorial donations may be made to Paris Christian Church.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.